It worked for Chic when they sued Sugar Hill Gang for sampling their "Good Times" song in "Rappers' Delight", even though they clearly replayed it.
Maybe AT&T is just inviting the FCC to regulate them INTO putting heavy investments into providing decent broadband in all their areas?
In a sane world, the FCC should say: Challenge Accepted.
But that's not where we live.
I used to work for a company called DiamondWare that registered the domain name dw.com (back in the 1990s when the Internet was a quiet place and two-letter domain names were still available). In 2000, Deutsche Welle started a lawsuit against the company saying they had a right to the domain. They lost.
DiamondWare was purchased by another company while I was working there. The website was no longer needed, so I asked my boss if I should put up a redirect to the Doctor Who website or the DW Drums website (those seemed to be what most people were looking for, according to referral data) but he didn't let me. Now Deutsche Welle has control over the domain so they finally did get what they wanted. I wonder how much money it cost them to accomplish that.